Editorial Policies

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Medical Information, Not Personal Professional Advice

Galiloxia Health makes this site available for the sole purposes of providing general educational information on health-related issues and providing access to health-related resources.

This site and its health-related information and resources are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or for the care that patients receive from their physicians. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or call 911 or your local emergency response number immediately.

Nothing in this site is intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician before beginning any new treatment or if you have any questions regarding a medical condition. You should not disregard medical advice, or delay seeking medical advice, because of something you read on this site.

This site and its health-related information and resources are not intended, and must not be taken, to be the rendering of medical, nursing, or professional health care advice or services, or the practice of medicine, nursing, or professional health care, in any jurisdiction.

The general flow of the editorial process is provided below. The process is divided into 5 steps.

• Step 1 – Content Development
In Step 1, medical writers or medical illustrators develop content. Previously published content is tagged for review and is internally reviewed for any additions or deletions. Additionally, since A.D.A.M. has built its reputation on the outstanding quality of its visual content, textual content is reviewed to add new or appropriate compelling visual content. Acquired content, depending on the source, may enter the editorial process at this stage.

• Step 2 – Content Review
In Step 2, members of the Content Review Board (CRB) review content. The CRB consists of physicians, who are specialists in their field. These physicians provide information on the medical accuracy of the content.

• Step 3 – Content Editorial
In Step 3, A.D.A.M.’s editorial staff reviews the content for grammar, style and consistency. The editorial staff reviews all content, both textual and visual. A content quality assurance check is also performed. Acquired content, which has demonstrated adherence to the criteria of the CRB and A.D.A.M. editorial standards, may enter the editorial process at this stage.

• Step 4 – Content Production
In Step 4, the content is indexed, stored in a data management environment, coded and tagged for presentation. A technical and content quality assurance check is also performed during this step.

• Step 5 – Content Publication
In Step 5, content is provided to us. We integrate the A.D.A.M. content on our site and provide feedback to the editorial process in the form of customer queries and inquiries. Content is regularly updated. In most cases, the update cycle is quarterly. Once we receive an update, we have a contractual obligation to implement the updated content on our site.


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